Thank you all for the past 9 years of supporting and participating in the Satori Strings Contest. We have seen so many young talents, many of them also becoming very promising musicians and enjoyed this event every year.
Due to the suggestions from our participants in the past few years, we decided we should make our Strings Contest into a Summer Music Festival since there isn’t any in our area. Many students’ parents have expressed their interests in participating in more events if there are more during the contesting week. We have been trying to work it out in the past two years and have talked to many our colleagues and professionals. Finally, we are starting our Summer Music Festival this year. This will be the 1st annual Satori International Music Festival (SIMF) and we plan to have this summer music festival annually. The reason we are calling international, is because we are opening our doors to everyone who is interested in joining us, including foreign countries. We are expecting many young talents to come from all over of the world that we can share and learn from each others.
This year we are fortunate to have a very fine violinist, Professor Suli Xue as our leading artist for the festival. We are also going to have the members of LA Philharmonic Orchestra Dr. Steven Custer Cellist Pin Fei Tang and a Professor abroad from Canada, Prof. Jennifer Penner. We hope everyone will have a wonderful and productive summer.
Satori International Music Festival
July 7 – July 15, 2012
- Satori Strings and Ensemble Competition July 8, 14, and 15 2012
- Ensemble Strings Training in different levels
- Master classes for violin and cello
- Technical Workshop for Strings: Tone production, Special Bow Technique etc…
- Community performances
Festival Tuition: $199 will include:
- Three sectionals of Ensemble Trainings
- Community performance
- Audit for Master classes
Schedule for 1st Annual Satori International Music Festival
July 7: 2:00 - 5:00 PM [Ensemble Training]
July 8: 2:00 - 5:00 PM [Satori Strings Contest Qualified categries]
July 9: 2:00 - 5:00 PM [Ensemble Training]
July10: 2:00 - 5:00 PM [Ensemble Training]
July 11: 2:00 - 5:00 PM [Master Classes]
July 12: 2:00 - 5:00 PM [String Workshop]
July 13: 2:00 - 5:00 PM [Performance]
July 14: Satori Strings Contest Prodigy and Open categories
July 15: Satori Strings Contest Ensemble Contest and Grand Prize contest concert (starts at: 2:00 PM)
Schedule is subject to change. Any questions please call Ms. Lu Ouyang at: 626-226-8894
* Sign up for performing in Master Classes additional fee $40 (each class) will apply.
Application and Registration
The Application Form must be filling out correctly that we can easily to contact you if we need to, and submit it with your registration fee $29 (none refundable) and tuition $199 (refundable ONLY in case of non-acceptance) for the SIMF. Please send in your application before, or on the June 18, 2012 (postal mark) which is the SIMF deadline for the year of 2012. Space is limited so please submit your applications early to secure your place. Applications will be accepted after the deadline only if student vacancies remain and $10 late fee will apply. For any applicant who wants to sign up to perform in the Master Classes there will be an additional fee of $40 (20 minutes each applicant) apply. Since there will be audiences in the Master Classes that we prefer the applicant should have better level of their performing skill. Please send in a video/audio recording or youtube link of your performance (10 minutes maximum). Your recording should be of best possible quality. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. After the receipt of your materials you will be notified of your status by email. To guarantee your acceptance, the tuition payment must be posted by deadline. For international applicants please contact us by phone at: 626-446-4638.
Email address for all materials (including the audition recording): email@example.com We have two types of forms: Satori Strings Contest form, and SIMF Form (Satori International Music Festival) Please do not mix them up. You can download the forms from our web to print and fill out your application. Please send it in with the proper payments: Cashier Check, Credit Card, Money Order or Personal Check (will take 7 days holding time). Any pounced check will be a $25 fine to cover the bank charges.
Please make your payment to: Satori Strings
Satori Strings, Inc
141E. St Joseph St
Arcadia, CA 91006